Urban Affairs Committee, Nebraska State Legislature

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Urban Affairs

The Urban Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature. Per Legislature Rule 3, the committee is made up of seven members.[1]

Per Rule 3 of the Unicameral Rules, committees in the Nebraska Legislature are appointed biennially by a thirteen-member select Committee on Committees with approval from the Legislature at-large. The Committee, which itself is elected by the whole Legislature at the beginning of a legislative session following an election, is responsible for submitting a preliminary report of appointments, then on the following day a final report to be voted on by the Legislature. If a final report is not passed, it is returned to the Committee for alterations.[2] During the session, vacancies are filled by the Committee on Committees unless provided for otherwise. Between sessions, vacancies are filled by a vote of the Executive Board.[3] The Speaker is not allowed to serve on a standing committee, but is to serve on the Rules Committee ex officio.[4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature

Function

The Urban Affairs Committee is responsible for processing legislation involving the following subject areas:
  • cities and villages; organization; powers and services; officers and employees; funds; annexation and zoning; planning
  • sanitary and improvement districts
  • Metropolitan Utilities District; Business Improvement District Act
  • housing authorities
  • community antenna television service
  • handicapped parking (for municipal responsibilities)
  • tax increment financing[5][6]

Members

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Urban Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (0)Republican members (0)Third-party members (7)
Amanda McGill, Chair
John Murante, Vice Chair
Brad Ashford
Colby Coash
Russ Karpisek
Bob Krist
Scott Lautenbaugh

2011-2012

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